Oct 20, 2011 7:48 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The introduction of an amended ordinance regulating trail rides on parish and state highways - the fourth in the past three years - has been approved by the St. Landry Parish Council.
The Advocate reports the council approved the amended ordinance Wednesday.
A public hearing will be held at the council's next committee meeting, which will be held before the council votes on the issue at its November meeting.
The council approved an ordinance for trail rides earlier this year, but that ordinance was vetoed.
The updated amendment provides the parish president with the authority to approve trail ride applications, increase the number of horses allowed per event to 1,000 and allows the council to act as an appellate board to resolve any disputes if an application is denied.